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IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

IED is the biggest international network of fashion, design, visual communication and management schools, with locations in Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Florence, Cagliari, Madrid , Barcelona , São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro.

Established in 1966, IED has 45 years of international expertise in the disciplines of Design and Fashion. Operating in the fields of training and research, and with an expanding international network, IED is recognized globally as the top Fashion and Design School in Europe.

Istituto Europeo di Design is “multiculturally international”: its courses are taught in four different languages, with approximately 100 of those courses taught directly in English, and with more than 10.000 students coming from 95 different countries.

The academic courses offered cover all levels of qualification: ranging from BA and Master, summer, semester and one year, three year programs and tailor made.

IED's mission: to create cultured citizens of the world, its innovators; people with the ability to make their own dreams come true with enthusiasm, liberty and responsibility.

Istituto Europeo di Design is far more than a school: thanks to its unwavering commitment to innovation, it is the melting pot where new generations of professionalism are constantly unfolded.

IED has developed innovative and diversified teaching methodology, based on the synergy between technology and experimentation, creative strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a new form of professionalism.

Partnerships with foremost enterprises and efficient job placement services are a fundamental issue in IED’s education strategy, and characterize its entire education pathway.

The whole faculty is made of active professionals capable of supplying applied skills and constant innovations.


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Fashion Design Length Location
BA (Hons) Fashion Design 3 years Barcelona
BA in Fashion Design 3 years Milan
Fine Art
BA in Jewelry Design 3 years Milan
Photography 3 years Milan
Graphic Design
Graphic Design 3 years Milan
Undergraduate Degree in Graphic Design 4 years Barcelona
Undergraduate Degree in Product Design 4 years Barcelona
Industrial Design
Interior and Furniture Design 3 years Florence
Official Undergraduate Degree in Product Design 4 years Madrid
Product Design 3 years Milan
Interior Design
BA in Interior Design 3 years Multiple (3)
Engineering & Technology
Automotive Engineering
Transportation Design 3 years Turin
Media & Communications
Film & Media Studies
Motion Graphics and Video 4 years Barcelona
Master's degree
Art & Design
Arts Management
Arts Management 11 months Florence
Contemporary Art Conservation - 1st Level Masters Degree 1 year Como
Curatorial Practice 1 year Florence
Design Management 11 months Barcelona
Fashion Design
Master in Fashion Design 1 year Milan
Fine Art
European Master of Contemporary Photography 9 months Madrid
Master in Jewelry Design 1 year Rome
Professional Photography 9 months Madrid
Graphic Design
Graphic Design - Focus on New Media 10 months Florence
Industrial Design
Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree 1 year Milan
Interior Design
Interior Design for Commercial Spaces 6 months Barcelona
Master in Interior Design 1 year Milan
Master of Design and Innovation 11 months Madrid
Fashion Business 10 months Florence
Fashion Communication and Styling 1 year Milan
Fashion Management 11 months Barcelona
Fashion Marketing - From Strategy to Branding 1 year Milan
Brand Management and Communication 1 year Milan
Media & Communications
Digital Media
Digital Communication and Marketing in Fashion 10 months Madrid
Interaction Design 6 months Barcelona
Tourism & Hospitality
Brand Design Management: Food, Wine and Tourism 11 months Florence
Diploma / certificate
Art & Design
Fashion Design
Fashion Stylist 3 years Milan
Fine Art
Global Design 1 year Barcelona
Interior Design
Interior Design - Academic Year 31 weeks Multiple (2)
Business Design 3 years Barcelona
Fashion Marketing and Communication 1 year Florence
Engineering & Technology
Automotive Engineering
Transportation Design 4 years Barcelona
Graduate diploma / certificate
Art & Design
Glass Design 3 months Venice
Study abroad program
Art & Design
Interior Design
Interior and Spatial Design - Fall Semester 15 weeks Milan
Italian Contemporary Design and Trends - Spring Semester 15 weeks Milan
Fashion Communication - Spring Semester 15 weeks Florence
Fashion Marketing - Fall Semester 15 weeks Florence
Fashion Styling - Spring Semester 15 weeks Florence

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Finding a place to live while planning to study abroad can be both exciting and challenging. With this in mind IED will give you some tips to find conveniently-located housing.

IED provides you with a wide range of different housing options thanks to agreements with residences and the support of our accommodation providers. We choose them for the warmth of their welcome and how well they look after our students.

All residences offer shared living rooms and kitchens or meal plans. It is possible to visit the facilities directly by calling the numbers listed below and making an appointment.


Scholarship Contest 2020

Start your professional future in an international environment! Show your talent and creativity. Tell us how you can you contribute to improving the future. The Istituto Europeo di Design - IED Barcelona invites students from all over the world - under 26  - to participate in the Scholarship Contest 2020.

The school offers 17 (seventeen) international scholarships in Fashion, Design, Visual Communication or Management 2020/2021 academic year for its university degree (Undergraduate Degrees, Bachelor and Diplomas Courses - English and Spanish) in Barcelona.

The scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fee.

Candidates will be required to put forward ideas and projects under the theme “RESPECT” Based on their own individual experience and ideas, candidates will be asked to conceive innovative solutions, products or design plans according to the theme in line in line with the course they wish to take. 

The project has to be submitted with a description thereof in the language in which their chosen course is held. A Selection Committee will award the scholarships to the best works.  The deadline for submitting projects is 31st March 2020. 

Find out how to participate at


IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

via A. Sciesa 4
20135 Milano

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